American Whiskey - Bourbon

Ancient Age Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Ancient Age Distilling was founded in Leestown, Kentucky which eventually grew and became the Buffalo Trace Distillery. The bourbons are given a chill-filtration prior to bottling, which generally means a removal of fatty acids and proteins giving the whiskey a lighter, more delicate taste and reduces any sort of haze when put on ice.

Ancient Age bouron is the younger expression aged 6 years prior to bottling.

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This bottle has 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
Tango Tango (125)
Rating: 1.5 (2016-10-21)[Updated Review]
Ancient Age is not Ancient Age, but three years old now. Ancient Age was respectable whisky when it was six years old and was barely respectable at four years. It is bad quality at three years old. The nose is menthol with hint of oak.The entry is thin with palate of mint black tea entry with caramel ending menthol finish and hint of honey.It is not good straight or mixed.
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BDanner (2016-10-20):
I get Gold Listerine as the lingering aftertaste and finish. Eucalyptol. Not pleasant.

Tango (2016-10-25):
You are right , medicinal menthol eucalyptus,.

Gammonator Gammonator (20)
Rating: 1.0 (2016-01-10)
Really bad, even when used to mix.
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BDanner BDanner (275)
Rating: 2.0 (2015-04-24)
One thing I've noticed in these bottom shelf bourbons is their similarity to Tennessee Whiskeys. Lots of char, a little banana sweetness and not much else. Mixed well with ginger ale...passable on the rocks and neat. For $5 less, I can get Heaven Hills which has about the same flavor profile. For the same price I can get Benchmark, which has a lot more character. They've also apparently scrapped the 6 year claim, as my bottle listed "36 months old". Tried it...it was okay...but feel there are better options for the same or less money.
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Review Comments
Muncher (2015-04-24):
Was thinking about trying this one, but based on your review I think I'll pass on it. What's the best "budget" level American whiskey you've had aside from the Overholt?

BDanner (2015-04-25):
So far (but my search is ongoing)...Budget-level would be EW 1783($16) with Benchmark($11) a close 2nd. "Ultra-Budget" I'd go with Heaven Hills Old Style Bourbon($8).

BDanner (2015-04-25):
What are your's?

Muncher (2015-04-25):
Haven't tried a whole lot of budget levels yet. I've had the Overholt, Jesse James, and Wild Turkey 81so far. I was planning on trying Fighting Cock bourbon next. It's 14.99 and seems like something I'd like.

BDanner (2015-04-25):
I've picked the FC up several times, but never pulled the trigger. It has a high rye content, and several people have said you can sub it in a rye cocktail and not lose much punch. Be sure and review it if you do.

monkeyxx monkeyxx (47)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-01-03)
I agree with the previous poster, smooth enough, quite nice on the rocks. Very very mild, but with just enough (10%) character to add an appealing complexity to the bottom shelf watery whiskey thing. Does NOT taste like vomit (Benchmark) is not harsh, and does not taste like alcohol water (Henry McKenna). Can't do much better for $10 a fifth. Glass botttle attractively shaped like jack daniels or something! I'd get it again.
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nathanbruley nathanbruley (6)
Rating: 4.0 (2012-06-08)
For the price ($9.40), its reasonably smooth and good on the rocks. Really cant say enough for the price
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